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Success! Kyaw Thet from Burma raised $1,500 to fund his urethrotomy procedure.

Kyaw Thet
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Fully funded
Kyaw Thet's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Kyaw Thet post-operation

April 17, 2017

Kyaw Thet underwent a successful urethrotomy.

After the procedure to dilate his urethra, Kyaw Thet does not experience urinary dysfunction. He is happy that he can be more active and resume his normal activities. When Kyaw Thet’s parents heard about his recovery, they were very grateful. Kyaw Thet is thankful to the donors and looks forward to returning to his studies in the coming year.

“If my parents had to pay this medical cost, they would not be able to afford to pay it,” shares Kyaw Thet. “I would like to say thank you to all the donors and Burma Children Medical Fund staff who helped me to get this treatment.”

After the procedure to dilate his urethra, Kyaw Thet does not experience urinary dysfunction. He is happy that he can be more active and res...

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January 25, 2017

Kyaw Thet is a 14-year-old boy from Burma, where he currently attends school. While riding on his motorbike, he got into an accident. Kyaw Thet sustained a broken leg, external wounds on his legs and the back of his head, and internal injuries.

He underwent surgery and followup treatment in two hospitals in Burma. After he was discharged from the hospital, Kyaw Thet still experienced urinary dysfunction. With support from Watsi, Kyaw Thet has undergone several helpful procedures to treat his urological condition. However, he is once again experiencing difficulty urinating.

Kyaw Thet has been diagnosed with bladder trauma. His doctor has decided to dilate his urethra through a urethrotomy procedure. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Kyaw Thet’s procedure on January 25.

Kyaw Thet says, “I thought I would not need any more surgeries. I am very sad because it keeps on coming back. I hope this will be the last time. I can’t wait to get back to normal life.”

Kyaw Thet is a 14-year-old boy from Burma, where he currently attends school. While riding on his motorbike, he got into an accident. Kyaw T...

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Kyaw Thet's Timeline

  • January 25, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyaw Thet was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 25, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw Thet received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw Thet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw Thet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw Thet's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Urethrotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $18,322 for Kyaw Thet's treatment
Subsidies fund $16,822 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$11,455
Medical Staff
$2,200
Medication
$4
Supplies
$784
Travel
$2,443
Labs
$84
Radiology
$450
Other
$902

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